American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
The AALAS site, is the premier forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals. Here, more than 9,300 clinical veterinarians, technicians, technologists, educators, and business people… researchers… administrators… animal producers… national and international experts, come together to share ideas and information. Since 1950, AALAS has been dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals. To the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit mankind and animals.
National Association for Biomedical Research
NABR is the only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to advocating sound public policy that recognizes the vital role of humane animal use in biomedical research, higher education and product safety testing. Founded in 1979, NABR provides the unified voice for the scientific community on legislative and regulatory matters affecting laboratory animal research. NABR’s membership is comprised of over 350 public and private universities, medical and veterinary schools, teaching hospitals, voluntary health agencies, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies and other animal research-related firms.
National Capital Area Branch of AALAS
Organized in 1961, the National Capital Area Branch (NCAB) of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science is the local affiliate of the AALAS. NCAB has grown into a major educational organization promoting improvements in the humane care and use of laboratory animals and the advancement of laboratory animal science. The NCAB serves Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
ASLAP promotes the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, ideas, and information among veterinarians and veterinary students having an interest in laboratory animal practice. The Society does so for the benefit of laboratory animals, other animals, and society in general.
Foundation for Biomedical Research
FBR was established to improve the quality of human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support of the ethical use of animals in scientific and medical research. FBR produces a wide variety of educational resources — videos, posters, brochures, etc. — to help the general public understand why animals are so important in the search for new and better ways to treat the diseases that afflict both people and animals.
The “Kids-4-Research” web site provides information to students, teachers, and parents on responsible laboratory animal care and use in biomedical/biological research, testing, and education. The site also provides information on the benefits of such research to animals, humans, and the environment.
Lab Animal Buyers Guide
Lab Animal publishes timely and informative editorial material, reaching both the academic research world and applied research industries, including: genetic engineering, human therapeutics, and pharmaceutical companies. Editorial features include: new animal models of disease; breeds and breeding practices; lab animal care and nutrition; new research techniques; personnel and facility management; facility design; new lab equipment; education and training; diagnostic activities; clinical chemistry; toxicology; genetics; and embryology, as they relate to laboratory animal science.
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare
SCAW is a non-profit educational association of individuals and institutions whose mission is to promote humane care, use, and management of animals involved in research, testing or education in laboratory, agricultural, wildlife or other settings.